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Letang says Hartnell bit him, and Hartnell ‘can’t say what happened’

From ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun:

The Flyers-Penguins rivalry is one of the best in hockey. And tonight’s 5-4 win by Pittsburgh was another dandy. But there’s good, hard-nosed, vicious, physical hockey, and then there’s just plain idiotic.

If it is indeed true that Scott Hartnell bit Kris Letang’s finger with just seconds remaining in Thursday night’s game, the Philadelphia Flyers winger should be suspended. I guarantee you the NHL’s hockey operations staff was already looking at the scuffle. But unless there’s clear video evidence of the action, it might be tough to do anything about it.

The incident was sparked by Flyers captain Mike Richards’ colliding with Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, which took the net off and stopped play with 1.2 seconds left in the game. Letang and Hartnell then got entangled; so did Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger and Penguins forward Chris Kunitz (both later received 10-minute misconducts). Letang and Hartnell scuffled and fell to the ice, but there was no clear shot from the game broadcast to see the bite.

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